Janet Harbison - Irish Harp

Donegal Harp Weeks

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Janet Harbison - Irish Harp

performer • composer • teacher • academic

Janet's Camac solo concert online &
Colmcille - The Concert

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Harp Courses, Residential Harp Weeks,
& Teacher Training

Harp Orchestra Performances

Orchestral scores available on-line
Download for your ensemble and/or play along with the Colmcille production on YouTube




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Now on YouTube as a film-concert feature with
The Belfast Harp Orchestra 1997 and The Online Irish Harp Orchestra 2022

Limited edition (50) print of Illuminated Psalm 150: Praise the Lord with Lute and Harp by the calligrapher Jane Sullivan as feathred on the film. All signed and numbered.

Listen to Janet's recital presented by Camac Harps

"Les JEUDIS de la HARPE" now on the Camac Youtube channel

Janet's recital presented by Camac Harps

Ireland’s multi-award-winning ‘Queen of the Harp’ continues to perform, compose and teach, sharing her unrivalled expertise and experience in all from regular teaching (live from her studios in Warwick (UK) and monthly in Donegal (Ireland) to a world-wide online practise that has proved very popular. From her Grammy Award winning direction of the (student) Belfast Harp Orchestra and later the (professional) Irish Harp Orchestra, she also coaches harp ensembles and orchestras and their leaders in many countries.   
Janet’s particular specialisms are traditional (oral) teaching (‘by ear’); special needs training, teacher coaching and palliative harping. Her most popular workshops at festivals and summer-schools are: ‘Everybody Included Session Participation’, ‘The Art of Accompaniment’, ‘Developing Style with Ornamentation and Variation’, ‘Exploring the Harp Repertoire of Ireland and Britain’, ‘Advancing Trad Technique’, ‘Stagecraft for Harpers’ and ‘Getting Creative - Improvisation’.


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About Janet Harbison

Performer • Composer • Teacher • Academic

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Residential Courses

Worldwide Irish Harp residential courses with Janet

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Catalogue of music

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Visit the Janet Harbison shop

The shop features lots of downloadable music scores of Janet's compositions, these are being added to all the time and you can find works to suit beginners to Concert Harp performer level. Janet’s Music Collections in book form and Cd's of her recordings and individual downloadable mp3 tracks can all be browsed and bought online.

Colmcille 01 Title PageToday is the 1 month anniversary of our Colmcille production live on You Tube – and Christmas, ‘flu, mountainous dinners and mugs of Lemsip, and the turn of the year has happened! But what a year 2021 was!

After the challenges of the last two years, our 1500th anniversary commemoration of St.Colmcille with our great virtual concert on You Tube entitled simply: Colmcille has been the joy of my year.

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from 1997 to 2021 - and particularly to our soloists, Mairead Healy and Antaine Ó Donnaile who performed both then and now. What a triumph to come from the tragedy of having had to cancel all our concerts and the revival of the Belfast Harp Orchestra. Going ‘digital’ was a daunting but ultimately wonderful  project, delivered as promised on St.Colmcille’s anniversary (December 7th). Featuring the Belfast Harp Orchestra with our new Virtual Irish Harp Orchestra with players from all over the world, we have plans for more collaborative on-line productions in 2022. - More on this in my next newsletter..  

Colmcille Screenshot 15sm'Colmcille' is free to all to view on You Tube, which means that my only means of funding the cost of the production is by my ‘GoFundMe’ page. THANK YOU to all who have so generously donated so far – and some of the donations were astounding.  Thank you indeed – We have reached just over half the production cost.  So, if you have a little money to spare, please click here!




Currently also in production is a commemorative book
Colmcille 1500
Our Tribute to the Saint, his inspiration and legacy

As well as the vocal score with the poetry, its background, and more illustrated narrative about the Saint himself, this book also tells of the locations and their significance in the Colmcille production. The book will also pay tribute to the ‘harp orchestras’ that performed it in 1997 and 2021. This, with remastered CD or DVD, this will be a lovely commemoration of our great harping adventure with Ireland’s fascinating St.Columba / Colmcille.

Ave Sancte Columba!

You will be able to buy Colmcille - A Columban Suite 2021 - Belfast Harp Orchestra and the Virtual Irish Harp Concert - available to pre-order DVD and Download, the re-mastered CD and the Commemorative book (coming soon) form Janet's shop.



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There has been a tremendous response to my Camac on-line recital in their ‘Les Jeudis de la Harpe’ series which has now over 4K hits. If you haven’t seen it already, here’s your link.

Much of my performing programme comes from my new album ‘By Strangford Water’ – Both CD and book are doing great - The recording is available on all the streaming platforms (Spotify, Apple Music etc) and the book with all the music scores is available from my website!



GlencolmcilleDates for 2022

Our June 2022 Harp Weeks in Bunbeg, Donegal

Presented by Janet Harbison, Ireland’s ‘Queen of the Harp’

We are forging ahead and places are filling up!  So, if you think you would enjoy the great North West Atlantic Coast of Ireland with a great harping course.

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The Warwick Harp Weekends

The Warwick Harp Weekends are featured monthly from Janet’s Harp Studio in the English midlands, and famous home of Shakespeare!.  A new feature for 2022 is the Extended Harp Weekends with adding one-on-one training and a group session on both Friday or Monday for those wishing a more intensive training. The weekend courses start at 10.30am on Saturday morning, going to 4pm on Sunday afternoon.  
Next course 12-13 February 2022

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Marlborough College Summer School  

Wiltshire, England  (www.summerschool.co.uk)
Mon 1st - Fri 5th August 2022 

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Janet's collection of music scores are available in many formats, as sheet music, music books, downloads straight to your desktop.

Read more about Janet's Collections to name just a few:
By Strangford Water
The Traditional Harp Tutor Books
The Carolan Collection vol 1-5

All available in various formats:
    •    Sheet Music - solos
    •    Sheet Music - ensembles
    •    Music Books
    •    Traditional Irish Harp Tutors
    •    Downloadable Sheet Music
    •    Downloadable Ensemble Sheet Music 

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Janet offers on-line lessons

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